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Closer look at Ho Chi Minh City Hall which will open doors to visitors during upcoming holiday

Closer look at Ho Chi Minh City Hall which will open doors to visitors during upcoming holiday

Sunday, April 23, 2023, 17:24 GMT+7
Closer look at Ho Chi Minh City Hall which will open doors to visitors during upcoming holiday
The statue of late President Ho Chi Minh in front of the office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and People’s Council contributes to beautifying the century-old structure. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The century-old building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City were photographed in close-up featuring the beauty of its interior and reflecting its history, development, architectural highlights, and artistic design.

The 114-year-old City Hall, located at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1, is scheduled to open its doors to visitors for the first time during the upcoming public holiday celebrating Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1).

Workers in Vietnam are allowed to take five days off, from April 29 to May 3, to observe the occasions.

The office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City was built in 1898 and completed in 1909. Photo: Documented

The office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City was built in 1898 and completed in 1909. Photo: Archived

The office building, one of the city’s classic architectural structures, was built in 1898 and completed in 1909.

In November 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism recognized it as a national architectural relic site, which was designed by a French architect.

During the French colonial time, the building was called Dinh Xa Tay. Before 1975, the year when Vietnam was reunified, it was named Saigon City Hall, where city government officials worked and held meetings.

Since April 30, 1975, the building has become the workplace of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council.

The building faces Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street and overlooks the Saigon River.

The main gate of the building comprising five small domed steel gates is situated in the middle of the building. Besides, the facade of the building has a side gate for cars.

The facade and the interior of the building have been well preserved with intact architectural values, flag banners, window frames, decorative poles, and elegantly carved walls.

The building features both spacious meeting rooms and small rooms that are used as a workplace or for meetings of fewer than 20 attendees.

Behind the building is a line of official houses, creating the beauty of ancient architecture.

Notably, the statues of women with bare breasts placed near the staircase in the main hall represent youthfulness and strength.

Below are the eye-popping photos of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.

The office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and People’s Council. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and People’s Council. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City welcomed the first group of tourists, April 22, 2023. A photo shows tourists taking a look at a relief painting while climbing the staircase leading to the first floor of the building. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City welcomed the first group of tourists on April 22, 2023. A photo shows tourists taking a look at a relief painting while climbing the staircase leading to the first floor of the building. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The main gate of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is formed by five small domed gates. The main gate is photographed from the inside of the building. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The main gate of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is formed by five small domed gates. The main gate is photographed from the inside of the building. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

The main gate of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is formed by five small domed gates. The main gate is pictured from the outside of the building. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The main gate of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is formed by five small domed gates. The main gate is pictured from the outside of the building. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A corner of the first floor of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

A corner of the first floor of the office building of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Huu Hanh / Tuoi Tre

A photo shows the corridor of the building overlooking Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street at  night. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

A photo shows the corridor of the building overlooking Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street at night. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The corridor of the first floor overlooks Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The corridor of the first floor overlooks Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The national architectural relic shimmers at night. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The national architectural relic shimmers at night. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The main staircase on the ground floor. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The main staircase on the ground floor. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The roof flagpole of the office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

The roof flagpole of the office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Part of the elegantly carved frontal wall of the office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Part of the elegantly carved frontal wall of the office building of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

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